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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Munchable Metro Herald -- April Fool's Day, 2011
As a way to encourage recycling, and to add flavor to its stories, the UK Metro Herald announced plans to issue the newspaper in edible form:
The printing process sees ingredients such as corn starch, vegetable oil, gum arabic, water and citric acid cooked into a stodgy paste and thin sheets. The paste is poured on to the sheets under silk meshes arranged in the form of headlines, pictures and articles. Printing takes a few hours overnight – several seconds to print each page and slightly longer to dry. The finished products are even given a light vanilla scent.


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